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Fast-track into the nursing profession
The accelerated second degree BSN program is a full-time, four semester, 15-month program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree or higher in another field.  

Building on the student's prior educational foundation, the program combines classroom and experiential learning on an accelerated timeline. Accelerated Second Degree students begin clinical courses within their first semester.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Graduates qualify to take the NCLEX-RN, the licensure examination for eligibility to become a registered nurse.

Course requirements for students admitted beginning Summer 2021:

NUR 205*:   Introduction to Professional Nursing
NUR 323*:   Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I
NUR 333*:   Health Promotion
NUR 337*:   Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II
NUR 342:    Research, Ethics, and Evidence-Based Practice I
NUR 371*:    Behavioral Health Nursing
NUR 434*:   Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients III
NUR 438*:   Nursing Care of Children and Their Families
NUR 439*:   Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
NUR 442:    Research, Ethics, and Evidence-Based Practice II
NUR 460*:   Leadership in Clinical Practice
NUR 471*:    Public Health Nursing
* Clinical Courses

Course requirements for students enrolled prior to Summer 2021:

NUR 205*: Introduction to Professional Nursing                   
NUR 322*: Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I
NUR 324*: Health Promotion and Disease and Illness Prevention I
NUR 332*: Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II
NUR 334*: Health Promotion and Disease and Illness Prevention II
NUR 371*: Behavioral Health Nursing
NUR 375:  Research and Evidence-Based Practice
NUR 436*: Nursing Care of Children and Their Families
NUR 437*: Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
NUR 445*: Nursing Care of Acute and Critically Ill
NUR 460*: Leadership in Clinical Practice
NUR 471*: Public Health Nursing
NUR 475: Ethical Practice
NUR 481: Scholarship and Nursing Practice                                      
* Clinical Courses